Lebanon Records 3,505 New COVID-19 Cases & 73 Deaths

Lebanon Records 3,505 New COVID-19 Cases & 73 Deaths

Lebanon recorded 3,505 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday, the Health Ministry’s report on the epidemic revealed.

This raises the total of infection cases registered since the beginning of the outbreak to 285,754, of which 114,528 are active, considering that 168,749 patients have undergone full recovery and 2,477 others have passed away due to the disease.

In the past 24 hours, 607 recoveries and 73 virus-related deaths were recorded in the country. In the same period, 18,665 PCR tests were administered, including 17,689 local tests and 976 airport tests, according to the report.

As of Tuesday, 2,407 COVID-19 patients are under treatment in hospital beds, 937 are in critical condition and occupy ICUs, and 312 are on mechanical ventilation.

Adviser to the President for Health Affairs Dr. Walid Khoury said in a press talk on the same day that the public health situation is “still uncomfortable” due to the continued rise in infections.

He said the rise is an indicator of the spread of the new strain of the virus in the country, noting that this is also what laboratory tests have shown. Lebanon has been under a strict lockdown since Jan. 14th.

The Health Ministry's COVID-19 report for Tuesday, Jan. 26th.

On Monday, the Health Ministry registered the lowest daily infection count since Jan. 2nd. However, it’s worth noting that this coincided with a low number of PCR tests compared to the average daily number.

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